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against the law

Illegal. What are you doing, putting that lipstick in your pocket? Shoplifting is against the law!
See also: law
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The power to define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations, belongs with equal propriety to the general government, and is a still greater improvement on the articles of Confederation.
"You know me well, traitor knight!" said the Sheriff, "now give up into my hands the enemy of the King whom you have sheltered against the laws and right."
Among the wretched creatures before him whom he must single out for special address, was one who almost from his infancy had been an offender against the laws; who, after repeated imprisonments and punishments, had been at length sentenced to exile for a term of years; and who, under circumstances of great violence and daring had made his escape and been re-sentenced to exile for life.
Terkoz knew that it was against the laws of his kind to strike this woman of another, but being a bully, he had taken advantage of the weakness of the female's husband to chastise her because she had refused to give up to him a tender young rodent she had captured.
He attacked other, even though he himself sinned against the laws of priesthood.
The CTP took the initiative to reduce traffic accidents as the violators escaped from the law after the victim did not proceed to register a case against the law violators.
Members of the Committee acknowledged and welcomed the decision by the City of Johannesburg to institute an internal investigation into the matter and called for the City to take decisive and swift action should it be established that the officers acted against the law.
run out from And what's against the law While even that counterfeits alone, each to bring home...
This is against the law, while authorities do nothing about this menace.
Agha Siraj Durrani has taken plea in his petition that the way adopted for his arrest was against the law. He was arrested on the basis of political victimization.
Lahore -- Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, in his tweet, has said that Shahbaz Sharif Sahib still thinks that government of today works against the law like his previous government.
The religious scholar Moulana Allah Wasayo while talking to newsmen on Monday said that different countries of the world including the European Union are hatching conspiracies against the law about the Khatm-e-Nabuwat in Pakistan which will not be tolerated at any cost.
The report revealed that up to 33 Muslims were appointed as janitors which is against the law.
But, he said, her efforts are meant to help her father and were not against the law.
The animal charity says it is not against the law to keep horses tethered up, but that it will continue to 'monitor the situation'.